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Matilda II Infantry Tank

The Matilda has been a bit of a mixed bag for me in Flames of War. In mid-war It just isn’t that great of a tank. Its slow, it has a weak gun, and its armor is easily penetrated by many tanks and anti-tank guns. In early-war the Matilda II is a monster. It is…

 

‘Honey’ Stuart Tank

I love Stuart tanks. They are fast. They are cheap. They have enough armor to make sure your enemy has to take a big stick in order to deal with them. They are ideal for exploiting holes or flanks,  and can be on top of the enemy before he’s ready for them. I try to…

 

Bofors 40mm Anti-Aircraft Gun

The Bofors is a great AA gun, except for its one major flaw- Its not mobile. It seems everyone else gets good mobile AA in Mid-War, but the Brits are stuck with these in most lists. It has a good range, anti-tank rating, rate of fire, and firepower. Its even pretty cheap. However not being…

 

M7 Priest Artillery

The priest is another one of those units that never really found a permanent home in my army lists. It hits reasonably hard, doubles as a tank destroyer in Mid-war, and still can bombard while pinned. However the points cost for a battery of 8 is pretty rough in Mid-War. I haven’t played them a…

 

OQF 6pdr Portee

The 6lb portee is a bit of a tricky animal. They have great punching power for Mid-War but are pretty much the definition of a glass cannon. In ambush they’re great with their high rate of fire. They can get around the battlefield quickly to support the flank that needs help. However they also drop…

 

British ML 3″ mortars

I’ve had these 3″ mortars for ages and always hoped to get more use out of them. Under 2v they were sort of underwhelming. Short bombardment range, no ability the defend themselves at short range, and little to no ability to hurt armor. Heck, if I could combat attach out the platoon to infantry they…

 

OQF 25pdr Artillery

The OQF 25pdr Artillery is the backbone of British infantry forces. Nearly every formation I run is backed by 8 of these artillery pieces. You can take them in groups of 2, 4, or 8 though the special rules make the 8 gun battery the best choice much of the time. Artillery has a hard…

 

Dorchester AEC ACV

The Dorchester ACV is a really odd duck mini. I got it as a birthday gift long ago, but I’ve never had it on the table. I don’t think I’ve ever been able to find any rules to use it in Flames of War. I assumed it was old stock from v1, but apparently they…

 

M3 Grant Tank

The Grant tank is a bit of an odd tank, both in real life and in Flames of War. It was built as a stop gap measure while the Sherman was finalizing design. It has a 75mm sponson mounted gun and a 37mm turret mounted gun. It is one of the very few tanks in…

 

British ML 4.2″ Mortars

The 4.2″ mortar was my go-to artillery weapon for a little while. They pack a pretty good punch vs dug-in infantry, have just enough AT to make tanks wary and enough range to cover most of the board without explosing themselves too badly. Best of all they can still throw smoke bombardments and are cheaper than 25pdr…

 
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